Paneer Mutter Masala

Paneer Mutter Masala is something which you can find almost in all the Indian restaurants. Paneer is an Indian cheese which is very similar to ricotta cheese. This creamy and soft cheese when cooked along with peas in a spicy and rich gravy,it’s heavenly. You can serve this gravy with naan, roti’s and pulavs.

Special Instructions: Preparation Time:10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serves 4

Paneer- 100 gms ( diced in cubes )

Peas- 200 gms ( boiled )

Onion- 1 big sized chopped finely

Tomato- 2 medium sized chopped finely

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Chilly powder- 1 tsp

Coriander powder- 2 tsp

Garam masala- 1/2 tsp

Kasoori methi-1 tsp

Cashew nut-4 nuts

Ketchup- 2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Cinnamonstick- 1/2 inch stick

Oil- 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Cream-2 tsp ( optional )


Boil the peas and keep it separately. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and cinnamon stick. After a minute,add ginger garlic paste, keep the heat in medium and stir well. Now add the cashews and onions , stir well until they looks transparent. To get the onions cooked quickly, you can add a little bit of salt. Now add the tomatoes and stir well. Cover the pan and cook till the tomatoes get soft and mushy. Now add kasurimethi,chilly powder and coriander powder to it. Add some water , cover the pan and cook till it looks like gravy. After few minutes,switch of the stove. Blend the mixture in a blender until it’s pureed well. Pour the ground mixture again in a pan and start cooking it in medium heat. Now add the ketchup and salt to taste. Add the diced paneer and cooked peas. Cover the pan and let it cook for a minute or two. Finally add the garam masala and stir well. Just before serving, you can drizzle some cream on top or just serve it without cream with naan or roti’s.

About Me: Visit my blog @

paneermuttermasala1.jpg (316 KB)

[fbcomments countmsg="tasteful comments!"]